Archive for the ‘dieting’ Category

My Awesome Plan of Awesomeness has been over for two weeks now, and I’m taking December “off” from all the Awesome. In January, I’ll be starting up round two of the Awesome, hopefully with some support and company from my cousin! (Oooh L, did you see how I suckered you into that? ;)) December is […]

The Weight Goal


All week, I’m writing about “Mare’s Awesome Plan of Awesomeness”, my quest to achieve four major goals in four months. So far, I’ve told you about the motivation behind my plan and described the four goals. Today, I’m writing about my weight goal. Remember that my weight goal was to be under 200lbs by December […]

Yesterday, I told you that in early August, I made a plan. I was tired of living my life passively and decided to take control of my life and my goals. This week marks 4 months since I started my plan, and I’m going to use this week to describe my plan and how it […]

Before the weekend, I wrote a post about organizing my life, and connecting my struggles with organization to other struggles in my life, including with my weight. So how’d I do this weekend? Do laundry – I did 2 loads, and will probably do 5-6 more this week. Our washer is tiny, so that’s not […]

Letting Go.


Sometime in the next year, Adam and I are going to move out of our current place. It’s a decent apartment, but it was a place I choose after ages of desperate apartment hunting, so it wasn’t ideal. It’s a basement, so it’s cold and we get lots of spiders (ew), among other annoyances. I […]

Today is the big day – my switch from the introductory phase of the Best Life Diet (Phase 1) to the more comprehensive, active Phase 2. Over the next couple days, I’ll be writing about what this means for my nutrition, physical activity, and emotional/mental efforts. Today is also the first day of a new […]

Yesterday went alright. I did, in fact, stay in my pj’s most of the day, but I also did our meal-planning for the week, and exercised while I watched Desperate Housewives. Adam and I made a mutual decision to hold off on grocery shopping until we know what his work schedule will be like for […]

Writing it Down


In the flurry of articles about making (and breaking) New Year’s Resolutions, there’s a lot of talk about writing things down and how it changes rates of successes. Writing down goals, especially when that writing is shared, is shown to help people stick to their plans and reach their goals. I know many people losing […]

So my big goals for 2008 are: Get to goal by eating well, moving more and taking care of myself. Right now I’m shooting for 160lbs, but I’ll reassess as I go along. This will happen before New Year’s Eve. Try at least one new recipe a week and blog about it. Get fit enough […]

I’m back in Vancouver, recharged after a week at home with my family. We baked and cooked and ate and read and joked and relaxed together. We ate, a lot. Lots of our traditional Christmas food, and some new things. As for Best Life Diet, I tried to keep with the 3-meals-and-a-snack, but it ended […]